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2 indicted in shooting outside Cincinnati bar that wounded 9

August 11, 2022 GMT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two men were indicted Thursday on numerous charges stemming from a shooting that wounded nine people outside a Cincinnati bar last weekend.

Diablo McCoats, 29, faces 16 counts of felonious assault and a single weapons charge, while Jarvis Barnes, 34, faces seven counts of felonious assault and a weapons count. Both men face several decades in prison if convicted on all counts, according to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters.

The shooting took place shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside Mr. Pitiful’s bar in the city’s Over-the-Rhine district, a popular nightlife area. Deters has said the two shooters fired at each other, surrounded by numerous people, because of a “beef.”

Police have said a fight broke out between two groups, and police officers saw at least two people involved brandish firearms and shoot at each other. Deters said an officer fired a shot that hit McCoats in the leg as he ran from the scene.

Eight men and one woman ranging in age from 23 to 47 were wounded in the shooting and taken to a hospital, where all were treated and released.